A class three cyclone warning has been issued by authorities in Mauritius.

Tourists have been urged to follow the instructions of local authorities on the Indian Ocean island.

The island nation attracted 140,000 British tourists every year and its tropical cyclone season typically runs from November to May.

During a cyclone tourists are not allowed to leave accommodation and car insurance policies often cease to be valid.

Forecasters have predicted that up to five tropical cyclones could hit the Indian Ocean this winter.

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